With members from various metal bands across the world, Insidious Disease have released their debut album Shadowcast, a brutal ride into the gory entrails of death metal.
The supergroup Features Silenoz of Dimmu Borgir, Jardar of Old Man’s Child, Shane Embury of Napalm Death, Marc Grewe of Morgoth and drummer Tony Laureano, who has played with a handful of successful metal bands across the world. So for any fan of the genre, this is a dream come true. Or is it a nightmare?
There’s no time to catch your breath as the album is relentless from start to finish. Nuclear Salvation begins the onslaught with thrashing conviction. Where some other bands of the scene fail to fuse their heavy sound into coherent song, Insidious Disease have created a pulverising sound with a purpose.
From the grinding deep riffs to the raw piercing screams, the sound has a mature feel to it, despite this being a debut album. The experience of the band has obviously paid off.
The Desire is a standout song at the centre of the album, with wild, veering guitar riffs and a pulsating breakdown to remember. This won’t get mainstream attention but that was never the intention of Insidious Disease.
If you like death metal, there’s no doubt that this will be a more than entertaining album. It would have been nice to see some variation in the sound – not in the sense of making it catchy or mainstream but just something else to break up the album. Still, we look forward to hearing more from this exceptionally talented and incredibly scary supergroup.